The Hope of Peace

Romans 5:1, 6–8, Matthew 11:28–30

[The Apostle Paul writes]

Therefore, since we have been justified* through faith, we have peace** with God through our Lord Jesus Christ…

6You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

[Jesus said]

28“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

29Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

30For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

*justified simply means “declared right in the sight of God”
** this is ‘war is over’ peace

From last time, we might be left thinking:

What did Jesus do to bring us this hope of forgiveness, and who is it for?


Why does Paul say Jesus’ death was so significant?


What is on offer for all who come to Jesus in faith? Why is this such good news?


Who is Jesus' offer of rest and peace for?

Food for thought

What would it be like to have an internal settled rest, knowing you are at peace with God?